Former Manchester United striker Dwight Yorke believes the arrival of Paul Pogba will give Wayne Rooney a new lease of life up front.
The 23-year-old midfielder, who posted a photo of himself signing a Manchester United shirt, looks set to complete his world-record move from Juventus early next week and Yorke reckons he will take away a lot of the pressure on the Red Devils captain.
‚ÄúHopefully, with the acquisition of Pogba coming into the team, he [Rooney] doesn‚Äôt have to worry about coming looking for the ball. The ball will finally come to him,‚ÄĚ Yorke said.
‚ÄúI can see why Mourinho said ‚Äėlisten, he‚Äôs going to be playing up top‚Äô, because that‚Äôs where Rooney is good. That‚Äôs a specialist position.
‚ÄúWhen you play in that position all the time, your mindset is like that. He doesn‚Äôt have to go looking for the ball now. I think that‚Äôs part of Mourinho‚Äôs plan.‚ÄĚ